August 8, 1937— January 13, 2019
WHITEHALL — Richard R. Plude Sr., 81, of Champlain Avenue went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2019, at his home, with his loving wife beside him, along with his dear friends, Dan Manor and Bonnie Tracy.
Richard was born on Aug. 8, 1937 in Whitehall, the son of the late Guyle and Evelyn (Gandrow) Plude Sr.
Richard married the love of his life, Frannie Mallory Plude, on Dec. 12, 1959, recently celebrating 59 years together and raising a family.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Roger R. Plude and Robert R. Plude; his brothers, Guyle Plude III, Francis Plude, Albert Plude, David Plude; his sisters, Joan Plude Pond and Carol Plude Hurley.
Richard is survived by his children, Richard R. Plude Jr. (Lisa) of Hudson Falls, Reginald R. Plude of St. Peterburg, Florida, daughter, Roxann R. Plude Therrien (Barry) of Whitehall; four granddaughters, Amarylis Plude (Andrew) of South Carolina, Crystal Plude (Alan) of Claremont, New Hampshire, Christa Bowman (Nate Nadeau) of Ticonderoga; four grandsons, William “Billy” Ingleston Jr., Heath Ingleston, Marcus Therrien, all of Whitehall, and Christopher Therrien of Saratoga; five great-grandchildren, Drew, Blake and Lilliana Plude of South Carolina, Luke Nadeau of Ticonderoga, and Emma Rose of Claremont, New Hampshire. He is also survived by his dog, Miley; his brother, John (Carol) Plude of Queensbury; sisters, Linda (Jack) Eggleston of Dresden, Bonnie (Bob) Plude of Hudson Falls; and very special nieces and nephews.
Richard had a love for music, singing and playing his guitar and organ; He was in several bands over the years. He also loved to go fishing, painting, doing puzzles and playing games on his Wii.
He was a member of the Whitehall BPOE No. 1491 and the Whitehall Senior Citizens for many years. Richard loved to talk and visit with everyone.
The family would like to thank Keri Devlin and the staff at the Whitehall Health Center and the C.R. Wood Cancer Center for all of their love and care.
Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, Skene St., Whitehall with the Rev. Rendell Torres Pastor officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in the Greenmount Cemetery.
The Whitehall BPOE will hold a Lodge of Sorrow at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made a www.jillsonfuneralhome.com.